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Parents are the external regulator for kids who cannot regulate themselves.

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

If you are headed in the wrong direction as a parent - you are allowed to make a U-turn.

We should not medicate the boys so they fit the school; we should change the school to fit the boy. (Leonard Sax, M.D. Ph.D)

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

Children do not develop on their own - they only develop within relationships.

Relationships matter:  change comes through forming trusting relationships. People, not programs change people.

"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

Children mimic well. They catch what they see better than they follow what they hear.

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Single Parents

 

SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES
Single parent families occur because of:
            1. separation / divorce
            2. unwed mothers
            3. death of a spouse
            4. adoption / fostering by a single
            5. non participating spouse
Whatever the family history, all single parents take on a challenging responsibility of raising their children alone. It’s difficult enough for 2 parents with a solid marriage and stable finances to parent. Being a single parent may be the most challenging job in the universe:
            – earning a living
            – fixing meals
            – caring for kids
            – helping with homework
            – cleaning the house
            – paying the bills
            – repairing the car
            – handling insurance
            – changing diapers
            – doing the banking
            – taking the kids to the doctor / dentist
            – bathing the preschooler
            – doing the income tax
            – laundry, laundry and more laundry
            – shopping
            – reading a story
            – going to soccer practice
            – cutting the grass
            – tucking in a night
            – etc.
            – etc.
            – etc.
            everyday – all year long is exhausting, back breaking work.

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management (now available online)

This full day or 2 evening workshop will introduce you […]

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+ Lick Your Kids

  “Lick Your Kids” (figuratively not literally) (2 hours) First […]

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+ A Parent’s Guide to the Teenage Brain

  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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+ Reading Rescue

A program for children with reading problems

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+ Taming a Toddler

Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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Contact

2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

Phone: (519) 485-4678
Fax: (519) 485-0281

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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“I wish we had found Rick 2 years ago. We could have saved ourselves and our son a lot of trouble.”

(T.T. – Byron)